A media tour of a finished U.S. Bank Stadium Tuesday morning offered a first look at concessions prices.
At Mill City Classics on the 300 level, a hot dog is listed as $6, as is a chili cheese dog. A single burger is priced at $9 while chicken tenders with fries go for $9.50. Veggie burgers are $5.50, Cracker Jacks $4.75.
A 20-ounce beer is $9 while a 16-ounce soda and a 20 ounce water cost $5.50 each.
At the 612 Burger Kitchen a loaded burger with Tater Tots goes for $20.50. Smokey chicken nachos sell for $9.
The ribbon will be cut on the $1.1 billion building Friday with the building opened Saturday and Sunday for free public tours.
Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen led the tour, speaking with a microphone to reporters at every stop. She said during construction, an access committee met regularly to ensure ADA compliance. The stadium has more ADA seats than required and they’re in good spots, she said.
The 100 media in attendance got a behind-the-scenes look into the exclusive clubs and suites. The tour started in the Medtronic Club and went up to the FMP Club, two higher-end suites.
Reporters used the building’s elevators for the first time to get to the media area on an upper level. The media space can accommodate up to 220 members of the press corps. Additional space will be needed for the thousands that will come for the Super Bowl in 2018 and the Final Four in 2019.
Another stop: the Mystic Lake Club Purple for fantasy football. The club has an outdoor deck facing westward overlooking the plaza as well as tables inside and lots of comfortable seating facing the field.
The Vikings found many opportunities to sell ad space. The four corners of each video board above the two end zones feature ads from Pepsi, Andersen Windows, Land O Lakes and Hy-Vee among others.